We understand the hardship and loss that is suffered after a bridge collapse accident involving serious injury or death. Accident victims and families in the Upper Midwest, including Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota, rely on the experienced bicycle accident attorneys at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben to help them navigate the aftermath of difficult situations.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN -August 20, 2007- In the days since the tragic collapse of the 35W Bridge over the Mississippi River in Minneapolis the law firm of Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben was hired by family members of those who died as well as by individuals who had suffered various serious injuries. The law firm immediately assembled a team of lawyers and staff to assist the victims in securing payment of medical bills, funeral expenses and lost wages. Within days, contacts were established with numerous no-fault carriers, the American Red Cross and the Minneapolis Foundation. Simultaneously a team of the nation’s leading experts in structural engineering and failure analysis following bridge collapses was assembled. A Petition was filed in United States District Court in St. Paul to allow the experts access to the site in conjunction with their impartial investigation of the causes of this tragedy. The law firm is committed to working with the Minnesota legislature with the hope that the losses suffered by the many victims will be included in the Special Session Transportation Bill. We are proud of the efforts that our law firm is expending on behalf of the victims of this tragedy. We are their advocates, and will pursue whatever paths are necessary to assist them at this time of their terrible losses.
Do not accept any claim before you speak with an attorney. Many large insurance companies have adopted settlement policies that encourage their adjusters to offer quick payments to persons involved in an accident. Insurance adjusters will contact you or your family shortly after an accident to try to gain your confidence. In doing so, insurance adjusters often try to present themselves as the friend of the injured person or the family of the person who was killed in an accident. The goal of such contact is to settle the case on terms as favorable as possible for the insurance company.
Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben is Minnesota’s largest personal injury law firm. We maintain a national reputation for achieving substantial settlements and jury verdicts for our bridge collapse accident clients.
Our success is attributed to the combination of experience, expertise, and exceptional dedication to the needs of every client. Many accidents are caused by negligence, so it is imperative that anyone involved in an accident contact an experienced injury attorney. Please remember that it is vital to act swiftly after you’ve been injured. The sooner you involve a personal injury attorney, the better we will be able to preserve evidence, gather essential witnesses and address any other important factors.